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Three Bulldog Grapplers Grab Packerland Top Team Spots
Issue Date: March 25, 2020
The Peshtigo wrestling team numbers were down this season, but three of them ended up making the all-conference first team. Freshman Brayden LaForce was the conference's top wrestler in the 106-pound weight class after finishing the season with a record of 19-17.
"Brayden showed a lot of natural ability with it being his first year wrestling," coach Josh Greetan said. "It was a pleasure coaching him and he has a great future in this sport."
Mitchell Peters was the top wrestlers in the 170-pound weight class with a record of 22-11. With an inexperienced team, Peters stepped up to the plate as a leader in addition to his work on the mat in his first full season.
Peters faced significant adversity in his wrestling career, wrestling only half a season leading up to his senior season due to injuries, a half season his sophomore year.
"Mitchell had every quality that you look for in an athlete. He was a captain and exemplified all aspects of a captain. He showed up to every practice and led the team in every category," Greetan said. "For him to have a season as he did is very impressive. Mitchell will be missed and was a big asset to Peshtigo wrestling."
Kody Klimek was the top wrestler at 285 with a record of 18-14 as a junior. Also a team captain, Klimek was just a hair short of winning a handful of other matches. He'll clean that up senior year and is looking to move up the northeastern Wisconsin pecking order next year.
"Kody showed a lot of heart all season," Greetan said. "Kody had around seven matches where he made a few mistakes and lost at the end of matches. I feel that he is trending in the right direction moving into his senior year next season."